at Digging Dog
Cup and Saucer Vine
photo: Michael Wolf via Wikimedia Commons.
Conjuring an Alice in Wonderland adventure, this
impressive fast growing climber sprouts deep green pinnate
leaflets, tendrils galore and an eye-catching bonanza
of inky purple-colored Campanula-like bells with a musky scent, shapely stamens and ruffled
green bracts. The tender hummingbirdfriendly
Cup and Saucer Vine hails
from Mexico and tropical South
America, so it naturally works best
as a quick-cover annual or container
specimen in cold climates
and a stand-alone evergreen in
warmer ones. Wondrous even to
Charles Darwin, who included
it in his 1875 book about
climbing plants, Cobaea scandens'
floriferous display relishes
moist free draining soil and
still entrances garden visitors
today. Large band.
Size: 10' 0"–20' 0" high & spreading; hardy to zone 9.
Cobaea scandens (T-0280)
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Our fall arrangement includes: Asters
I wanted this arrangement to celebrate the diverse beauty that autumn affords. It was photographed by acclaimed garden photographer, Saxon Holt, who happened to be visiting us.
Autumnal Fanfare: Lambent Leaves, Glistening Berries, Fleeting Flowers, last chance for Fantastic Fall Sale, Gift Certificates now on sale!
Here at Digging Dog, we’ve had some welcome rain to actually soak the soil. With the onset of shorter days and chilly nights, a quieter contemplative mood envelopes parts of the garden. As many herbaceous plants are fading into dormancy, evergreen shrubs, bold-toned leaves, textural seed-heads plus plump glistening berries take center stage. The impressive group of plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye when I strolled through the nursery and garden yesterday. I hope you enjoy these compelling autumnal offerings. In many locales throughout the country, there’s still time to tuck some botanical gems into an empty garden nook.
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Digging Dog Nursery
a retail and mail order plant nursery specializing in unusual and hard to find perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, trees, and vines.
31101 Middle Ridge Rd.
Albion, CA 95410
Tues 10 am – 4 pm
Wed. 10:30 am – 4 pm
Thu. 12 pm – 4 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10:30 am – 4 pm